Thursday, July 28, 2005


Thanks to Catchdubs for the link. His site is always worth a read (so go there and read it).


Nick Sylvester has been busy lately.

First, there was the controversy he stirred up by posting a satirical take on the vicious NYPD takedown of a couple Arts & Crafts guys as they tried to buy pot. In a park. In Manhattan. I ran into George Vale at The Beaconsfield last week and he was slightly bruised; Dave Newfeld (pictured in the Pitchfork article) obviously got the worse end of that deal. Just to clear things up, neither of these guys actually plays in Broken Social Scene.

Then he got his hands on a copy of Gus Van Sant's cinematic ode to Kurt Cobian. More satire. I can't wait to see what Nick says about the Ian Curtis film. (As an aside, Van Sant is also working on The Timetraveler's Wife, which is based on the book by the same name; a book which was once recommended to me by a girl in a bar, and was actually quite good.)

Anyway, as if that weren't enough, he's been posting some decent music--

Something about a barn:
Harlem Shakes - A Night

Compared to The Strokes (and The Walkmen):
The Head Set - Bonnie & Clyde
The Head Set - Pure Convenience